Zion Episcopal Church is a worshiping community in North Branford, CT dedicated to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ and sharing the Good News through joyful worship, engaging study, participation in outreach, and in our daily lives.
We are blessed with a beautiful worship space and 6 acres of open space in the center of town. Sunday worship takes place at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. during the summer months.) Healing prayer services take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The doors of Zion are open most weekdays for prayer, the hearts of Zion are open to all.
We believe that every human being is a beloved child of God. The Zion community welcomes all who seek the healing love of Christ regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or socio-economic status.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT ZION
April 14, PALM SUNDAY: 8 & 10 a.m. The Liturgy of the Palms, dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel, and a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at both services. Child care at latter service.
April 17, HOLY WEDNESDAY: 7:00 p.m. Service of Tenebrae: Through scripture and the gradual extinguishing of candles, we recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events of Holy Week.
April 18, MAUNDY THURSDAY: “Lord’s Supper” - 6 p.m. A simple meal of soup, salad and bread followed by foot washing and the Holy Eucharist in the parish hall. Afterwards we process into the church in silence for the solemn Stripping of the Altar and quiet prayer at the “Altar of Repose” (Reserved Sacrament.) Bring foodstuffs to share with our neighbors through the local food pantry.
April 19: GOOD FRIDAY - 9:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross with communion from Reserved Sacrament. - 7:00 p.m. Silent Reflection & Passion Hymns - 7:30 p.m. The Proper Liturgy for Good Friday
April 20: HOLY SATURDAY - 9:00 a.m. Proper liturgy for Holy Saturday - 9:30 a.m. Church Decorating. April 21: The Day of the Resurrection of Our Lord: EASTER - 8 & 10 a.m. A festive celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with Easter music at both services.